Postgraduate student Paul Richards from GIRG has spent the past two years creating and planting some very sophisticated gardens. Raingardens have been identified as a way to protect waterways while providing a self-watering and attractive landscape feature. Paul wanted to take this to the next step and see how productive a vegetable raingarden could be for local communities. The project is part of Melbourne Water’s 10,000 Raingarden’s initiative, and researchers from the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Melbourne Water want to know if vegetable gardens can be effectively grown using urban stormwater runoff.
Waterway Ecosystem Group (WERG)We work closely with the Waterway Ecosystems Research Group at The University of Melbourne in a partnership aimed at better understanding urban ecosystems